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Showroom Programs

WESTWEEK 2015
Wed Mar 25 - Thu Mar 26

Pacific Design Center’s WESTWEEK Spring Market is the West Coast’s definitive showcase for global design. Debuting an array of luxury furnishings and interiors resources crafted by today’s foremost design innovators, the two-day event introduces the latest offerings from among 2,200 product lines presented by 100 boutique to internationally revered showroom manufacturers. A comprehensive series of programs and events featuring the nation’s leading shelter publications, editors and tastemakers provide information and education to nearly 4,000 WESTWEEK trade professionals attending from across the west and around the globe.

REGISTER FOR KEYNOTES, KEYNOTE RECEPTIONS & SHOWROOM PROGRAMS HERE.

For more keynote, program, open house, event and product news info, check-out PDC’s Content Newsletter.
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 | SHOWROOM PROGRAMS

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Cygal Art Deco, Suite 303  Hommage à Giacometti  Celebrate the unveiling of Elizabeth Ortiz’s Hommage à Giacometti, series bronze sculptures and meet the artist in-person at our new showroom. Refreshments and appetizers will be served.

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Osborne & Little, Suite B643 Celebrate the launch of 22 stunning new collections over champagne and hors d’oeuvres. The spring 2015 offerings showcase an extremely wide variety of design styles. Highlights include Osborne & Little’s stunning Turkish-inspired collection; Lorca’s vibrant Indian embroideries and velvets; Christian Lacroix’s tropical prints and weaves; and Designers Guild’s comprehensive offering of 8 collections, which unite pattern, texture and the true essence of global glamour.

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Edelman Leather, Suite G158 Join Edelman for The Art of Leather. We are proud to announce Italian artist Selvaggia Armani will join us in our showroom all day, to paint and create one-of-a-kind art, with leather. All pieces … bags, portfolios and more … are signed originals. 15 patterns, 5 colors, each one composed with individual spirit. An auction, a drawing and a cocktail reception to follow. Art + Design = Luxury.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | A. Rudin, Suite G172  Keynote Reception Join A. Rudin for a reception with Architectural Digest following the morning keynote presentation, including a preview of the new Jeff Andrews Collection for A. Rudin. Brunch and refreshments will be served. RSVP required at westweek2015.eventbrite.com.

11:30 AM | Brunschwig & Fils, Suite B639  Brunschwig & Fils invites you to join Philippe Gonzalez, Creations Metaphores Director of Collection, as he presents Creations Metaphores 2015: When Fashion and Movement Meet.

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM | Mimi London, Suite G168  Building a Showroom Relationship. Join Mimi London showroom owner Mark Boone, Interiors’ Editor-in-Chief Michael Wollaeger and esteemed MLI represented designers, Nick Berman and Coryne Lovick, for an illuminating discussion about the key dynamics of today’s showroom model. How do designers find showroom representation? How do showrooms find new lines? Who is responsible for promotions? Sales? Explore the ins-and-outs of this essential business relationship and learn about opportunities for your own business. Reception to follow.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | WITFORD, Suite 500  Timeless Style by Suzanne Kasler. Join California Homes Editor-in-Chief Susan McFadden for a conversation with celebrated interior designer and author Suzanne Kasler as they discuss the tastemaker’s new book, Timeless Style. Learn more about the designer, her inspirations and design philosophy. A lunch follows the presentation.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Thomas Lavin, Suites B309/B310  Co-Dependent Relationships. Join Elle Decor at the Thomas Lavin showroom for a roundtable discussion exploring the influence the furniture designer, interior designer, architect and end-user exert upon each other. Karen Marx, Home Furnishings Director for the Hearst Design Group, engages furniture designer Dakota Jackson, interior designers Madeline Stuart and Chris Barrett, and architect Andrew Skurman in a lively discussion focused on the relationships and psychology influencing the process of great design.

Essential RSVP. Boxed lunch for those who RSVP by March 18 to admin@thomaslavin.com.

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Holly Hunt, Suite B377  Secrets to Become the Next Celebrity TV Designer. Best-selling author, TV personality and industry head-hunter Stephen Viscusi moderates an intriguing insider conversation sharing secrets that can get you and your work on television. From creating your sizzle reel to networking with TV producers, Viscusi reveals tricks-of-the-trade positioning you as the next television or social media design star. Joining Viscusi are Geoff Clark, owner, Something Kreative Studios, Stephen Collins, host of Bravo TV’s Property Envy and John Finton, owner, Finton Construction. Light lunch and refreshments will be served at 12:30 with program to follow. Limited seating for this very special event!

RSVP required at h.maurer@hollyhunt.com
Follow Viscusi on Twitter at WorkplaceGuru

1:00PM – 2:00 PM | Crestron Electronics, Suite G288  Design in the Digital Age. California Home + Design’s Editor-at-Large Jennifer Mehditash joins Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, product designer Brendan Ravenhill and bloggers/designers Christian May, Justina Blakeney and Jonathan Lo for a panel discussion on the revolutionary and disruptive intersection between technology and design. Witness a dynamic conversation on the changing nature of design in today’s digital world, and learn how online platforms give an unprecedented number of people around the world access to innovative design and architecture.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Fabricut, Suite B470  Color and Material Culture presented by Barry Dixon. “A room should start a conversation before an actual word is spoken”… such is the philosophy of Barry Darr Dixon. The quickest way to start that conversation is the color and pattern of fabrics in a space. They’re the words and sentences that become the story of a home. Hear how everyday color inspired Barry’s latest collections for Vervain and C2 Paint. Refreshments will be served.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | WITFORD, Suite B517  Join WITFORD and Suzanne Kasler for a reception & book signing in the WITFORD showroom.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Bausman & Company, Suite B370  Designing to Engage the Modern Family: Interiors, Lighting & Landscape. Captivate, inspire and engage today’s families through thoughtful environments by putting the “family” back into the room. See how innovative furniture choices, active garden elements and new LED lighting technology actually encourage family gatherings. A reception follows at Bausman & Company, Suite B355.

Moderator: Bret Parsons, Architectural Division Director, Coldwell Banker
Panelists: Sari Ehrenreich, Principal, Sari Ehrenreich Designs
Anna Hoffman, Landscape Architect, Doyle Herman Design Associates
Jez Blacker, Principal Designer, Illum Lighting

1:30 PM | Kravet, Suite B624  Paint transforms. It’s one of the easiest ways to turn a wall, a room or an entire space into something totally different. Color is the first part of that journey, but it’s not the whole story. Join us in conversation on Benjamin Moore 2015 Color of the Year with Benjamin Moore’s A&D Specialist Kali Sipes. Benjamin Moore’s Territory Representative, Steve Cunningham, will also join the conversation to discuss product trends that inspire and fuel the imagination.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Soolip, Suite G154  The Beauty & Allure of Paper: The Power of Tactile Messaging in the Digital Age  Join Soolip founder Wanda Wen as she shares her insights about the importance and power of paper messaging, suggest important finishing touches on a newly designed home or office, and suggest ways to effectively communicate using paper and tactile elements within your marketing efforts moving your own business forward.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Ebanista, Suite G190  A Classical Foundation for Contemporary Living. Join Robb Report Home & Style Editor Lori Bryan as she leads a lively discussion with world-renowned estate architect Richard Landry and celebrated interior designers Geoffrey Bradfield and Suzanne Tucker about creating refined and enduring residences that successfully merge classical architecture with contemporary lifestyles. Find out how they create homes that honor the architecture of the past while refreshments will be served.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Reagan Hayes, Suite B300  Join designer Reagan Hayes and Mat Sanders, Creative Director of Domaine, for an afternoon to remember. Reagan, Mat and editors from Domaine will be on hand to mix and mingle with WESTWEEK attendees while hobnobbing and snapping pics* with the likes of “Tony Duquette” and “Dorothy Draper.” Make your Instagram feed the envy of your friends!

#DomaineLovesReagan *Selfie sticks will be provided

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Cooper Pacific Kitchens, Suite G273 Dynamic guest speaker Eric Remmen of Purcell Murray, the West Coast’s resident La Cornue expert, will discuss the beauty of our newest La Cornue Range and cabinetry addition to the showroom. Sleek, sexy and streamlined. We invite you to join us for the unveiling of our newest and most exciting kitchen display. Luxurious materials, new to the market and exquisite attention to detail have come together in a wholly new genre of kitchen design.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Donghia, Inc., Suite G144  New 2015 Spring Textile Collections! Andrea Favaretto Rubelli, CEO, Donghia and Co-CEO, Rubelli, presents Donghia’s Spring 2015 textile collection Blue Dawn, inspired by Nature’s neutral palette of warm and cool hues and natural textures. Nicolò Rubelli, Co-CEO, Rubelli, shares the magic and inspiration from Rubelli’s new 2015 collection, built on savoir-faire that maintains its roots from the past. Carolyn Reed, Vice President, Donghia, presents highlights from SAHCO’s brilliant 2015 textile collection.

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Michael Taylor Designs, Suite B542  The Great Outdoors. Michael Taylor Designs is thrilled to announce collaborations with designers Suzanne Tucker and Abe Jerome. Tucker’s California Collection outdoor textile line fuses casual design with timeless elegance while Jerome’s sleek and contemporary outdoor furniture, inspired by historical European designs, adds interest and character to any outdoor space. Join the designers and Interiors’ Editor-in-Chief Michael Wollaeger for a wine and hors-d’oeuvres reception to experience these exciting new collections

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Stark Fabric, Wallcovering & Furniture, Suite B617  Join Stark for a concert with Casamance! Mathieu Pintout, Vice President of Casamance … and piano virtuoso … will debut the new Misia Collection and treat guests to a live concert, champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Misia is the desire for a new kind of luxury, influenced by the charm and glamour of Parisian nights and the sunny, Art Deco flavor of Miami with linens and printed, natural cotton velvets.

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Steinway & Sons, Green Building Lobby Steinway & Sons celebrates the West Coast debut of two new instruments with a champagne reception. Preview the 600,000th Art Case piano, a one-of-a-kind instrument designed by world-famous furniture designer Frank Pollaro valued at $2.4 million, and the Spirio player piano system, the first factory installed player system in the company’s 162 year history. Opening in Beverly Hills March 2015, the Steinway Piano Gallery is the go-to destination for the interior design trade and their discerning clientele.

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Edelman Leather, Suite G158  Join Edelman for The ART of LEATHER featuring an auction, drawing and cocktail reception with Italian artist Selvaggia Armani.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 26 | SHOWROOM PROGRAMS

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Donghia, Suite G144  Origins: The 2015 Élitis Collection. Olivier Thienpont, Export Sales Manager, Élitis, shares the latest from the 2015 collection, inspired by the amazing encounters with craftspeople passionate about their work, whose infinite inspiration continues to fuel the imagination. Raffia, wood, metal and linen have proved to be the essential elements of Élitis’ DNA, and have now been interpreted from different angles. Relentless inspiration and creation have allowed the discovery of new techniques that were once nonexistent.

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Osborne & Little, Suite B643  Celebrate the launch of 22 stunning new collections over champagne and hors d’oeuvres. The spring 2015 offerings showcase an extremely wide variety of design styles. Highlights include Osborne & Little’s stunning Turkish-inspired collection; Lorca’s vibrant Indian embroideries and velvets; Christian Lacroix’s tropical prints and weaves; and Designers Guild’s comprehensive offering of 8 collections, which unite pattern, texture and the true essence of global glamour.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Schumacher/Patterson, Flynn & Martin, Suite B489  Keynote Reception  Join Luxe Interiors + Design and Mary McDonald for a reception celebrating the launch of the designer’s new collection for Schumacher. RSVP required at westweek2015.eventbrite.com.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Soolip, Suite G154  The Beauty & Allure of Paper: The Power of Tactile Messaging in the Digital Age  Join Soolip founder Wanda Wen as she shares her insights about the importance and power of paper messaging, suggest important finishing touches on a newly designed home or office, and suggest ways to effectively communicate using paper and tactile elements within your marketing efforts moving your own business forward.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Thomas Lavin, Suites B309/B310  Meet Multifarious Maya. The Thomas Lavin showroom welcomes Maya Romanoff, the largest hand-made wallcovering manufacturer in North America, with a live painting demonstration of MAYA’s hand-crafted products. An artist and legend in inventing surfacing materials, Romanoff was known as Multifarious Maya after he burst onto the American design scene as a tie-dye wunderkind in the 1960s. Joyce Romanoff will host the painting demonstration and also present her late husband’s biography, Multifarious.

Essential RSVP. Boxed lunch for those who RSVP by March 18 to admin@thomaslavin.com.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Suite B525  Secrets to Design Licensing. Want to know what it takes to design a collection for a furniture company like Baker? Join John Hart, Kohler Interiors Chief Creative Officer and President of McGuire Furniture; celebrated designers India Hicks, Founder and creative force behind IndiaHicks.com, and Julia Buckingham, Principal of Buckingham Interiors + Design, and Laurie Salmore, Founder/Principal, Salmore Partners as they reveal the ins-and-outs of design licensing and brand building. The panel will discuss topics like getting started, how to get noticed and pitfalls to avoid in this potentially lucrative side of the design business. Reception to follow.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Reagan Hayes, Blue Conference Center, Suite B259  Using Social Media to Grow Your Brand  Join Erin Gates from Elements of Style as she steps inside the world of technology with L.A. interior designer Betsy Burnham, Nashville designer Benjamin Vandiver and Louise Youngson-Klasfeld from Viyet, an online marketplace for pre-owned designer furnishings that is now expanding to Los Angeles. Panelists will discuss their use of social media platforms to grow their brand and reach new clients. Reception and book signing with Erin Gates to follow in the Reagan Hayes showroom, Suite B300.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Suite B525  Baker invites you to join India Hicks for a book signing of the designer’s new tome, India Hicks: Island Style following the showroom presentation.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Crestron Electronics, Suite G288  Join celebrated tastemaker Christopher Kennedy for an exciting discussion featuring cutting-edge design applications and solutions in motorized window coverings and home automation technology, as featured at the Christopher Kennedy Compound during the 2015 Palm Springs Modernism Week. Moderated by Vanessa Kogevinas of Vanessa K Productions- producer of the show home, the panel will also be joined by Cara Webb, Regional Manager of Hartmann and Forbes, and Michelle Baker, Market Development Manager of Crestron Electronics,  in a conversation to discuss the collaboration between the two brands, the latest innovations in customized, hand-woven shade fabrics and technology advancements in motorized window coverings. Light appetizers and drinks will be served.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Ralph Pucci, Suite B203  Keynote Reception  Join AIA Los Angeles and the panel for a reception in the Ralph Pucci showroom immediately following the presentation. RSVP required at westweek2015.eventbrite.com